We had a reservation to stay here earlier this week but canceled after arriving at the hotel. The website is completely misleading - this hotel is merely a glorified motel for the price of of a luxury hotel. We had a reservation for an ocean view room for $350/night, however, the location in Pacific Beach (regardless of being on the beach) and the quality of the hotel and the everything else really only justifies a $150-$200/night motel. Pacific Beach may be just down the beach from La Jolla but it is worlds away. Pacific Beach is a rather run down old beach town and it does not get nicer as you get near the hotel. Tower 23 is in the parking lot of a Brandy Melville and Urban Outfitters stores. We have stayed in many luxury modern hotels and Tower 23 is a cheap imitation of them. Even though we were turned off buy the area and the low quality of the motel we decided to check in and just stay the night. However, after we checked in, we continued to be disappointed - music poured into our ocean front room from the restaurant downstairs (2 floors below). The rooms were basic and not luxurious at all. Even after moving into another ocean front room (that was supposedly an upgrade), we stepped out onto our balcony and were disappointed again. The music and noise from below continued, but this time, if we looked left or right from our balcony, you saw piles of trash and other equipment from the hotel or other nearby businesses. You could only look straight ahead in order to have a nice view. In sum, this hotel does not meet expectations. If we had been paying $200 or below a night, we would have sucked it up and stayed the night, but at $350 a night, it was such a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT that we chose to pay a cancellation fee in order to not have to stay at the hotel. We ended up at another hotel that night that met all our expectations. Do not stay here is you expect a nice quality hotel in a nice area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy an Endless Summer at TOWER23 Hotel Beachside and Ocean View Accommodations. Each room features a private balcony, flat screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi, award-winning JRDN Restaurant offering Contemporary Surf + Turf, luxurious sun deck with fire pit and sweeping ocean views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tower23 Hotel San Diego
- Tower23 San Diego